Big name gets behind Hillary PAC
April 4th, 2013
09:15 AM ET
2 years ago

Big name gets behind Hillary PAC

(CNN) – The Ready for Hillary super PAC is getting some high-profile help.

James Carville, the Democratic strategist who has close ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, sent an email to the group's distribution list saying he supports the PAC and wants people to get on board.

The note from Carville wasn’t a fundraising missive. Carville won't officially be joining Ready for Hillary, a source close to the group said.

“There hasn't been a presidential election in my lifetime when Democrats have been as united behind a potential candidate as we are today. The enthusiasm and hunger for a Hillary Clinton Presidency is unlike anything I've ever seen,” Carville wrote in his email, urging supporters to register their names and email addresses with the super PAC.

“We owe it to Hillary to start putting the building blocks of her campaign together now. The modern political campaign demands it,” he wrote.

Carville's email comes days after the group hired Matt Felan to serve as finance director. Felan acted as the deputy national finance director on Clinton's 2008 presidential bid.

On Tuesday, the Ready for Hillary super PAC organized a rally outside the Kennedy Center, where Clinton was delivering her first remarks since stepping down as secretary of state in February. More than a hundred supporters waved signed as people arrived for the Vital Voices event.

Carville managed Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign, and acted as an adviser to Hillary Clinton's 2008 bid.

The Washington Post first reported the news of Carville's email for the Ready for Hillary PAC.


Filed under: Hillary Clinton • James Carville
soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. freedom

    Carville and Clinton? What are we – going back in time?? Keep talking, Hilary....if people would start thinking for themselves again, it's all they need to see what you really are – callous, self-serving, ruthless.

    April 4, 2013 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  2. Data Driven

    There's more to politics than Presidential races. I'm sure some horrible bill is getting passed in some state legislature somewhere. Cover it.

    Meantime: too old. She had her chance in 08.

    April 4, 2013 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  3. chilly g

    if ms clinton run for president she will get my vote and everybody else who voting for obama.

    April 4, 2013 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  4. MaryM

    Please run in 2016 Hillary. You will get the majority of the votes President Obama received and millions more of the American female vote.

    April 4, 2013 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  5. James Bond

    Are you ready guest? ha ha. bet you want an early edition of her book too. eat your heart out brother

    April 4, 2013 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  6. ST

    Hillary has to be more careful with people who landed her in a big debt in her bid of 2008. This is not who knows who. It is all about using people who know what they are doing (like the 2008 & 2012 Obama Campaign). They are fully aware of what they have to do. They delivered the victory and still they will deliver more. Contrary to that, Hillary might end up as she did in 2008.

    April 4, 2013 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  7. Cliff Knotes

    She runs, she wins. That's the way it's going to play out, regardless of the republican hate machine.

    April 4, 2013 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  8. ST

    @Data Driven
    You have mentioned that Hillary is too old!!!
    Please try to get a grip of this: Pope Francis is older than Hillary (he is 76). He has been elected and he is leading more than a billion people. Incase Hillary is elected, she will lead a little more 300 million people. Can you try to get the logic of this?

    April 4, 2013 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  9. Larry L

    @freedom

    Carville and Clinton? What are we – going back in time?? Keep talking, Hilary....if people would start thinking for themselves again, it's all they need to see what you really are – callous, self-serving, ruthless.
    =========================================
    You might want to review the GOP stars from the CPAC gaggle. Cruz, Rubio, Paul, Perry, Palin and Santorum look like Clown Car 2.0! Republicans will once again pick somebody radical, hateful and bigoted enough to win the primary but too crazy and stupid to win the general election.

    April 4, 2013 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  10. Gurgyl

    Hillary is the only way out now. Hillary16.

    April 4, 2013 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  11. Data Driven

    ST, Popes and Presidents are apples and oranges, so I guess I fail to grip that logic. I look forward to making it to my seventies, it beats the alternative. But people take things like age and weight (e.g. Christie) into account. In any case, perhaps I'd feel differently if Clinton didn't look so tired and unwell.

    April 4, 2013 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  12. Name lynn

    hillary just might run for the president seat in 2016 believe ms clinton knows what she is during hillary have my vote if bushes made president so can a women. Hillary :linton

    April 4, 2013 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  13. Rudy NYC

    Hillary Clinton may not be too old today, but age will almost certainly be an issue come 2016. Let's be honest. She's shown some age, wear and tear since 2008, which is only 4 years. 2016 is almost 4 years away. Serving two terms as POTUS would mean another 8 years on top of all of it.

    Oh, yes. Age will most certainly be an issue against Clinton come 2016. most especially if she should have any new ailments that require hospitalization between now and 2016. Democrats would be fools to throw all of their eggs into one basket.

    April 4, 2013 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  14. Wake up People!

    First of all Hillary may be 69 in 2016 but (and I'm going to borrow her phrase), what difference does it make?? That old geezer that the GOP praises so much, you know Mr. Hollywood actor, Reagan, was at least her age and suffering from dementia and he was elected twice. So cut the crap about her age, her brain is just fine.

    Another republican double standard.

    April 4, 2013 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  15. HenryMiller

    "So cut the crap about her age, her brain is just fine."

    Her brain is severely unbalanced to the Left, badly affecting her judgement.

    April 4, 2013 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  16. Rudy NYC

    Wake up People!

    First of all Hillary may be 69 in 2016 but (and I'm going to borrow her phrase), what difference does it make?? That old geezer that the GOP praises so much, you know Mr. Hollywood actor, Reagan, was at least her age and suffering from dementia and he was elected twice. So cut the crap about her age, her brain is just fine.
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    It makes all the difference in the world. Who would she use as a VP candidate? I think Democrats going all in behind Clinton at this critical early stage is extremely foolhardy. Republicans are familiaring the public with a posse of faces and names. Come 2016 those folks should be household names to anyone paying attention.

    What are Democrats doing to groom alternative nominees, who could serve as VP nominees to Clinton? Nothing, Absolutely nothing. They're all too high on Hillary.

    April 4, 2013 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  17. Fair is Fair

    ST

    @Data Driven
    You have mentioned that Hillary is too old!!!
    Please try to get a grip of this: Pope Francis is older than Hillary (he is 76). He has been elected and he is leading more than a billion people. Incase Hillary is elected, she will lead a little more 300 million people. Can you try to get the logic of this?
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    This is so wrong on so many levels it would take forever to point them all out.

    April 4, 2013 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  18. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Hillary Pelosi and Carville. Now why am I remiinded of Nero? Remember that Liberal Slogan. WITH YOUR MONEY AND MY BRAINS, WE WILL GO PLACES. And that place is right down the drain. BUT, Omama is floating a huge Stipend for Brain Research. Just more Nero talk.

    April 4, 2013 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  19. Wake up People!

    @Rudy. I do agree the dems need an alternative candidate, I've never been a fan of putting all my eggs in one basket. At the same time, I'm sick of hearing about 2016, its 3 years away and we just went through an election.

    April 4, 2013 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  20. Lynda/Minnesota

    Ah, yes. Hillary. I have to tell you, GOPers. She WILL be a force between now and 2016. Against the GOP and all the foolishness it now stands for. And, boy oh boy. Am I going to enjoy with great anticipation and absolute amusement, the GOPer despair she brings to the political table? You betcha.

    If you'd rather I (and many others) don't vote for Hillary ... clean up your house, GOPers. Including working WITH the current occupant of the White House, not against him.

    April 4, 2013 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  21. Palin Power

    Hillary has no chance against Sarah Palin in 2016. Palin will easily PWN Hillary and be our next and greatest President! Sarah Palin is overwhelmingly superior over Hillary.

    April 4, 2013 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  22. James Bond

    Dems need to look elsewhere for 16, i think she is the only chance of voting a woman as pres. she is getting older, and may not want to jump in the grinder again. she has my vote if she runs. i dont think the repubs could beat her. voter suppresion and all, sad gop field, only christie has a clue, and they hate him, all he did was put politics aside to help his people, and they chastitized him for it

    April 4, 2013 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  23. ST

    @ Data Driven, Rudy NYC, Fair is Fair

    Age is not the issue. Now tell me: Are you ready to go for someone who doesn't know what they are doing or what they are supposed to do, and leave someone who has experience, intelligence, wisdom and knowhow of what has to be done. One good example is that kid in N. Korea. Should we also follow that path?

    April 4, 2013 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  24. John in Brooklyn

    Yes! This time it will be "It's their wallets, stupid!". The GOP has entirely sold its soul to the highest bidders and have been been playing political shell games with the middle class...crying foul about "class warfare" but waging war on the terrible "feminists, athiests, gays, socialists, illegal aliens, abortionists, entitled minorities, the elderly, vote frauders,etc." – all "scarey" but, frankly, irrelavant bogeymen. They produce no legislation directed toward helping the middle class, do nothing to strengthen take-home earnings, do nothing to support public education (which created the middle class), nothing to re-build our aging infrastructure, and nothing to regulate the financial services industry to keep another financial disaster from happening. The Tea Party and the religious conservatives are going to rip the GOP apart in the primaries and Hillary is going to walk into the White House virtually unchallenged.

    April 4, 2013 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  25. James Bond

    Palin power, really? she would rather make speaking events her future, which i find amusing, as she seldom knows what she is talking about

    April 4, 2013 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
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